Parish Public Schools
Immediate Release – August 31, 2009
Delia A. Taylor, APR, 225-931-0286 or
firstname.lastname@example.org, or Superintendent Bill
Spear, 225-686-7044 or
School officials will celebrate the
opening of the new Family Resource Center
with a special ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. next
Tuesday (Sept. 8) in Room 165 of the Literacy and
Technology Center, located
Florida Blvd, near
The Family Resource
Center was created to
provide resources that will assist and support families
with their children’s education.
The center will provide free
educational materials to parents of children in
Livingston Parish Public Schools.
This loaning library includes videos, books,
games, flashcards, electronic games and resources,
special needs information and ACT prep materials.
The center will also offer a variety of workshops
throughout the school year.
A certified teacher will be on staff
to assist parents, along with a family facilitator who
specializes in resources for children with
exceptionalities and special needs.
Debbie Kropog, the school system’s
federal programs facilitator, said she and other
educators visited several parenting centers in the state
to determine a “best practices” design for the new
She said the Family Resource
Center will be open to
“walk-ins,” as well as to parents whose children receive
FAST passes from their teachers.
The FAST passes will indicate what subject
material the student needs to study to strengthen his or
her understanding and skills.
The parent can present the PASS to the teacher on
staff for a “customized” list of materials for their
The center will be open Tuesday 1
p.m. to 8 p.m., and Wednesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 3
Kropog said the new center is funded
through several federal grants and donations from local
For more information on the center,
contact Jennifer Rabalais at 225-667-1098 or